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Flippin’ through Previews – February 2016

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Yes, it’s time for Previews #329, with more good stuff than you deserve!
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Flippin’ through Previews – January 2016

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Whoo-hoo! Look at that date up there! It’s a brand new year, and a brand new Previews to go along with it! Let’s dive right in!
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What I bought – 16 December 2015

When we were driving out of the town I said, “I hate the corpses of empires, they stink as nothing else. They stink so badly that I cannot believe that even in life they were healthy.” “I do not think you can convince mankind,” said my husband, “that there is not a certain magnificence about a great empire in being.” “Of course there is,” I admitted, “but the hideousness outweighs the beauty. You are not, I hope, going to tell me that they impose laws on lawless people. Empires live by the violation of law.” (Rebecca West, from Black Lamb and Grey Falcon)
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What I bought – 9 December 2015

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“For the enemy to be recognized and feared, he has to be in your home or on your doorstep. Hence the Jews. Divine providence has given them to us, and so, by God, let us use them, and pray there’s always some Jew to fear and to hate. We need an enemy to give the people hope. Someone said that patriotism is the last refuge of cowards; those without moral principles usually wrap a flag around themselves, and the bastards always talk about the purity of the race. National identity is the last bastion of the dispossessed. But the meaning of identity is now based on hatred, on hatred for those who are not the same. Hatred has to be cultivated as a civic passion. The enemy is the friend of the people. You always want someone to hate in order to feel justified in your own misery. Hatred is the true primordial passion. It is love that’s abnormal. That is why Christ was killed: he spoke against nature. You don’t love someone for your whole life – that impossible hope is the source of adultery, matricide, betrayal of friends … But you can hate someone for your whole life, provided he’s always there to keep your hatred alive. Hatred warms the heart.” (Umberto Eco, from The Prague Cemetery)
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What I bought – 2 December 2015

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We lay very still. I could feel the air around us changing, blooming and shimmering like the air over a scorching road. My heart was speeding, or hers was banging against my chest, I’m not sure. I turned Cassie in my arms and kissed her, and after a moment she kissed me back.

I know I said that I always choose the anticlimactic over the irrevocable, and yes of course what I meant was that I have always been a coward, but I lied: not always, there was that night, there was that one time. (Tana French, from In the Woods)
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Flippin’ through Previews – December 2015

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What Christmas goodies can we find inside Previews #327? Go under the cut to find out!
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Review time! with Two Brothers

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“We depend on one another; love him, that’s the only way”
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Review time! with High Crimes

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“Soldiers of armies, storm empty fields in a traveler’s trance, on the way to the high frontier”
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Review time! with Nanjing: The Burning City

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“Somewhere old heroes shuffle safely down the street, where you can speak out loud about your doubts and fears, and what’s more no-one ever disappears, you never hear their standard issue kicking in your door”
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Review time! with Bowery Boys: Our Fathers

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“When I got back to my empty room I suppose I must have cried”
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Review time! with Rexodus

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“Wrap my leg around the table, I’ll make the trip when I’m more stable”
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Flippin’ through Previews – November 2015

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Will Travis ramble on about stuff? Will I put up with it? Will I be far too snooty? All these questions will be answered as we go behind the curtain and check out Previews #326!
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Review time! with Polar: Eye For an Eye

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“I’m a storm cloud; wipe that smile right off your face”
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Trade paperbacks, older editions, and miscellaneous for October 2015

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I don’t do these every month, but when I do, they get pretty long! Strap yourself in and get ready!
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Review time! with The New Deal

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“Grab hold of me ’cause I’m your favorite fella; all they got inside is vacancy”
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